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3:30 PM ET, April 28, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
Cable providers cling to bundled TV channels as viewing habits evolve  —  New Challenges Chip Away at Cable's Pillar of Profit  —  For decades, cable television has been an almost magical source of profits, in large part because of the bundle, the packaging of channels that compels subscribers …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
NY Times Revamps Video Hub  —  The New York Times has given its video hub — nytimes.com/video — a makeover.  The site now features responsive design, a sleeker appearance and easier navigation tools.  It's definitely an upgrade from the previous version.
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The Atlantic Online:
Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea  —  This week, news broke that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new rules for how the Internet works.  —  In short: the FCC would allow network owners (your Verizons, Comcasts, etc.) to create Internet …
Noah Rothman / Mediaite:
Vice Reporter Simon Ostrovsky Reveals Brutal Details of Captivity in Ukraine  —  Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter with Vice who was recently held captive for three days by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, spoke out about his ordeal in an interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
NBCUniversal research chief Alan Wurtzell says Twitter chatter does not increase TV viewership  —  NBC Pokes a Hole in Twitter's TV Story  —  You know how Twitter is supposed to be TV's friend?  —  Things look a little less congenial today.  —  That's after a pointed article in the Financial Times …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
Diller: 50/50 Odds On Aereo Win  —  Says IAC Investment Financially Meaningless; Decision Could Have Profound Tech Effect  —  IAC chairman Barry Diller said Sunday that he left the oral arguments at the Supreme Court last week more hopeful that Aereo would win, but conceded he really didn't know.
Discussion: TVNewser and TIME
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
New NYT mag editor Jake Silverstein aims to bring newspaper and magazine “closer together”  —  New blood  —  When New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson and other members of New York's media establishment come to Austin, Tex., they hit up Torchy's Tacos.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Wanderful Media Raises $14.5 Million Bringing Newspaper Circulars To Mobile Phones  —  Circulars (the advertising inserts with coupons from local retailers) are still critical to revenues for local newspapers.  In an effort to bring them into the digital age, a consortium …
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Anna Jones Named CEO of Hearst Magazines UK  —  Hearst has named Anna Jones the new CEO of Hearst Magazines UK.  Jones most recently served as Hearst Magazine UK's chief operating officer, a role she held since 2011.  Prior to joining Hearst, Jones served as digital and strategy director at Hachette Filipacchi UK.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Vox is publishing some of its stories and the interviews behind them in parallel  —  It's a small thing, but worth noting: For stories that are built around a single interview, Vox is now publishing both the story and the interview transcript in parallel.  Take this Thomas Piketty piece by Matt Yglesias …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Microsoft goes Hollywood as it unveils Xbox Originals television programs for Xbox Live  —  After a lot of anticipation and some major investments in Hollywood, Microsoft is unveiling its original television shows, dubbed Xbox Originals, for its Xbox Live online entertainment network.
William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Al Jazeera sues Egypt for $150m over jailing and harassment of journalists  —  Al Jazeera has filed a legal action against the state of Egypt as it fights government action which has seen its journalists jailed and its operations shut down in the country.  —  Lawyers for the Qatari-owned …
 
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